April 10, 2013 Subject:
Casey was role model for young journalist
Although I don't recall hearing the program, I was familiar with the 4 x 5 Speed Graphic camera that Casey used. My father showed me how to use one as a young journalist, but he never did what Casey did in the programs. First of all, you didn't take photos of corpses and put them in the paper. You got your info from the coroner who was in charge of the crime scene when he arrived. Casey obviously worked for a tabloid newspaper like the old New York Post. He was like Mr. Keen in that he obtained information without regard to a search warrant. It is amusing to hear how he would take photos of a corpse before any investigation was done. Anything for a story. People thought that you would actually do that after listening to these stories. Interesting too, that Casey Crime Photographer was similar to Hot Copy, another newspaper drama where the girl reporter was also named "Ann" and had a boyfriend with the police department. Also, real life reporters did not hang out in bars as much as their radio counterparts where their editors could get in touch with them. Still the program is enjoyable listening, and remembering back when you wanted to be an ace reporter.
December 21, 2011 Subject:
Great collection... Thanks for putting it here. I noticed the episodes "Bright New Star" and "Death in Lover's Lane" have each others filenames, but they are on the right lines in the table.